In advance of the visit to Israel of US President Donald trump once again strained relations between the parties «Likud» and «Bayt Yehudi».
On Saturday evening, may 13, education Minister Naftali Bennett issued a statement in which it again called on Netanyahu to withdraw from said bar-Ilanskaya speech in 2009. «This speech was pronounced during the period of President Obama. Consent to the creation of a Palestinian state brought us boycotts, terror and serious demographic threat. Now it’s time to abandon what there was sounded».
The statement of Bennett was followed on the background of the speech of H. McMaster of the national security adviser of the US President. May 12, speaking to reporters, MacMaster said that during the upcoming visit to Israel, President trump will be discussing with Mahmoud Abbas the prospects for the realization of the right of Palestinians to self-determination.
«It is impossible to continue to adhere to only «defensive» tactics, said Bennett, commenting on these words of the representative of the US administration. – Israel should take the initiative in their hands, to put forward their proposals, to present their vision. Otherwise, again, our fate will be decided by others».
Bennett also urged to abandon the «Messianic, a failure of the paradigm of creating a second Palestinian state in addition to the already existing Gas.» Instead, the head of the «Bayt Yehudi» suggested to move towards «regional economic development, the stabilization of the situation in the Gaza strip, the annexation of the territories in Judea and Samaria, and the rejection of the idea of creating a Palestinian state.»
In the Likud extremely sharply reacted to the words of Naftali Bennett: «this is another act of insane self-flagellation, this time on the right. The source of the initiatives of the boycott of Israel is not ready to recognize the right of a Jewish state to exist and nothing else, — reads the statement of the press service of the ruling party. – The person who sends Jewish students to bow down in the mosques, appoints leftist radical the position is responsible for the study of civics in Israeli schools and does nothing to stop the incitement in schools in East Jerusalem will not read us moral. The policy of self-flagellation right never cited, except to the collapse of right-wing governments and the rise to power of the left.»
We will add that the Deputy of the Knesset, Oren Hazan expressed dissatisfaction with such a strong statement of the press service of the Likud. In an interview with radio station «Galey Yisrael» Hazan said: «I would advise those who adopted the text, to be more careful and not make a further split.»